Friday, May 1, 2009

Surf and Drag V2

Featuring more rare tracks from the second tier of surf and hot-rod performers, this volume is no less potent than the first. Highlights include the original version of "She Rides With Me" by Paul Petersen, "Bustin' Surfboards" by the Tornadoes, and "GeeTO Tiger" by the Tigers. Some interesting cuts are: "She Rides With Me", sung by Paul Petersen (from the Donna Reed Show), with the Beach Boys playing backup (!). Another good one is "Let's Go Where the Action Is" by Tommy Boyce (from the songwriting duo Boyce and Hart who wrote a lot of the hits later on for the Monkees). But there are some other rare gems here too that you will like. Couple of great songs by the Tornadoes (you should get their greatest hits in the archives -- as well, it rocks!), the Shutdowns, and the customs (featuring early surfing music legend Gary Usher.)

1. Four in the Floor - The Shutdowns 2. Bustin' Surfboards - The Tornadoes 3. Skateboard - Sidewalk Surfers 4. Go Go G.T.O. - Carol & Cheryl 5. I Gotta Drive - The Matadors 6. She Rides With Me - Paul Peterson 7. Beach Buggy - The Shutdowns 8. Hit the Surf - Sea Shells 9. Come on Let Yourself Go (Pt. 1) - The Matadors 10. remmie - The Tornadoes 11. GeeTO Tiger - Tigers 12. She Ain't a Yacht - Cabin Crew
13. Nifty '50 - Customs, Gary Usher 14. Surfin' Hearse - The Quads 15. Hot Rod City - Customs, Gary Usher 16. '54 Corvette - Customs, Gary Usher 17. Let's Go Where the Action Is - Tommy Boyce 18. Surfer's Life19. Phantom Surfer - The Tornadoes 20. Fun Last Summer - Sidewalk Surfers


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